Clinical & Scientific Section Membership
Functions of the Clinical & Scientific Section
- Representation of clinicians and scientists on various Canadian Diabetes Association councils and committees concerned with advocacy, service, professional development and research.
- Leadership in revision of Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada
- Organization of the annual CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meetings.
- Presentation of the annual Young Scientist Award for outstanding research conducted in Canada by young scientists in the field of diabetes
- Presentation of the annual Gerald S. Wong Service Award to a physician in recognition for significant contribution to the diabetes community.
- Presentation of the annual Lifetime Achievement award. The award is bestowed upon a prominent Canadian MD or PhD medical scientist for longstanding contribution to the Canadian diabetes community and a leader in diabetes research.
- Organization of continuing medical education activities in diabetes mellitus for clinicians and scientists. Maintenance of a close liaison with the Diabetes Educator Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Additional Benefits of Membership
Receipt of the following publications:
- Canadian Journal of Diabetes
- Diabetes Dialogue
Category of Membership
Membership year is Sept. 1 - Aug. 31. Prorated fees are not available.
(Retired members or members greater than age 65)
Nominations for Clinical & Scientific Section (C&SS) Delegates to the CDA National Annual General Meeting (NAGM)
In February 2013, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) met the requirement for the new Not for Profit Corporation Act. Due to this change, the National Annual General Meeting (NAGM) of the Association will no longer take place in conjunction with the CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meetings.
The change that has occurred requires members of the Clinical & Scientific section (C&SS) to nominate fellow members who would then go through an election process. As a professional section of the CDA, the C&SS is entitled to 5 delegate members who must attend the NAGM or Special General Meeting (SGM) and vote on issues of the organization. During the election process, the membership will choose which of the nominees should represent the C&SS for one year at the NAGM or SGM. In the past, C&SS voting delegates were chosen by the Executive.
C&SS Member in good standing
Able to commit to represent C&SS for one year at the NAGM
Travel to Toronto for November 23, 2013 to participate in the NAGM
NOTE: Appropriate representation from across Canada is required (British Columbia, The Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes)
Attend the NAGM as the C&SS representative and vote on the issues
Report on any outcomes from the meeting to the C&SS Executive Committee
September 30, 2013
Attention: Maria Lagman